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Iran's Oil Industry Faces Cyber Attack
2012-04-24 03:38:04

An Iranian news agency reported on Monday that the Iranian oil ministry's computer network came under cyber attack, according to reports by the Associated Press (AP) and Reuters. Mehr reported that the Islamic Republic has disconnected the country's main oil export terminal from the Internet as a preventative measure. The cyberattack affected some data, according to the report, but the ministry has backed it up.  It also said that oil operations were not affected. Hamdollah...

2008-06-28 09:02:38

Text of report by state-run Iranian TV channel one on 28 June Managing-director of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company [Mahmud Zirakchianzadeh] has said that a new oilfield has been discovered in the Persian Gulf. [Mahmud] Zirakchianzadeh said that this oilfield was discovered by India's ONGC Company and the volume of its reserve would be announced after the studies are finished. He referred to the 3bn-dollar contract with India for developing Farzad 2 gas field in Farsi Island and said...

2006-06-29 04:40:00

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Thursday. The quake hit the Gulf island of Qeshm off Hormuzgan's south coast at 11:32 p.m. (2002 GMT) on Wednesday. The full extent of the damage was not immediately known. "Rescue teams had been sent to the area," a spokesman for Hormuzgan's Red Crescent aid network told Reuters, adding that he did...

2005-11-27 12:53:16

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and 50 injured when an earthquake razed mud-brick villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast on Sunday, officials and state media said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, shook southern Iran for about 10 to 15 seconds at 1:53 P.M. (10:23 a.m. GMT). Tahereh Irankhah, a volunteer with the Red Crescent in Qeshm, said the main hospital on the island was struggling to...

2005-11-27 11:25:53

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and some 50 injured when an earthquake razed mud-brick villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast on Sunday, officials and state media said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, shook southern Iran for about 10 to 15 seconds at 1:53 P.M. (10:23 GMT). Tahereh Irankhah, a volunteer with the Red Crescent in Qeshm, said the main hospital on the island was struggling to...

2005-11-27 09:11:18

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and many more injured when an earthquake razed mud-brick villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast on Sunday, officials and state media said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, shook southern Iran for about 10 to 15 seconds at 1:53 P.M. (10:23 a.m. British time) and the island's main hospital was full of injured people. "The earthquake was really strong...

2005-11-27 07:55:19

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - At least seven people have been killed and many more injured in an Iranian earthquake that badly damaged four villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm, officials and state television said on Sunday. In addition to the damage done to the villages of Tonban, Gavarzin and Khaledi, state television said marketplaces in the island's capital Qeshm City had been shaken to the ground. Qeshm is a much-loved tourist spot in southern Hormuzgan province....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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